Quang Joins ACH, UAMS as Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology


LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Lawrence (Larry) Quang, MD, has joined Arkansas Children’s 

Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine as chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology. He will also serve as professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Dr. Quang comes to UAMS and ACH from Oklahoma University College of Medicine, where he served as associate professor of pediatrics. Prior to joining the OU College of Medicine, Dr. Quang held a faculty appointment as assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also the inaugural holder of the $2 million Children’s Medical Research Institute/Express Employment Services Endowed Research Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


“When children come to us for emergency care, families are often experiencing some of the most frightening and vulnerable moments of their lives,” said Arkansas Children’s Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Greg Sharp, MD. “With Dr. Quang’s leadership, Arkansas Children’s and UAMS will strengthen a family-centered approach to emergency medicine, creating the best patient experience possible for these visits. He is an amazing leader and has an amazing team.”


In addition to his leadership and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Quang will establish a research lab with Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI), studying behavioral and molecular effects of antenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Dr. Quang has recently concluded a five-year grant for this research from the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and will continue this work at ACRI.


Dr. Quang completed his medical school training at the 6-year combined accelerated BS/MD Program at Kent State University/Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and continued on to Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University for his pediatric residency. 


He then completed his medical toxicology training at Children’s Hospital of Boston/Harvard Medical School. He completed the first two years of pediatric emergency medicine training at Children's Hospital of Boston and concluded at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.


Dr. Quang maintains board certification in general pediatrics, medical toxicology and pediatric emergency medicine.



Arkansas Children’s, Inc. is the only health care system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows the organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. The system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. It is one of the 25 largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked by U.S. News World & Report in cardiology/heart surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, nephrology and pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services. Arkansas Children’s also blankets the state with outreach programs that include telemedicine, mobile health and school-based health solutions. A private nonprofit, Arkansas Children’s boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking research and is committed to providing every child with access to the best care available, regardless of location or resources. Founded as an orphanage, Arkansas Children’s has championed children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow for more than 100 years. For more info, visit


UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health and HealthcareInnovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

ACRI is a free-standing state-of-the-art pediatric research center which provides a research environment on the ACH campus to foster research and scholarship of faculty members of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences who are investigating questions relative to development, disease and treatment as it relates to the health of infants, children and adolescents. Physician and biomedical scientist investigators at ACRI and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) conduct clinical, basic science, and health services research for the purpose of treating illnesses and preventing disease and thereby, improving the health of the children of Arkansas and beyond.


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